You will probably get answers all over the map. My experience is that cartridges make a huge difference - different manufacturers produce cartridges with distinct "personalities.". But I would also expect a properly functioning linear tonearm to make a big difference, too. There are other important factors that can make a difference, like speed stability and vibration damping. All in all, I'd be surprised if you don't find that the VPI table offers an improvement over the Dual with any cartridge, and that with a cartridge that suits your taste the improvement is even greater.
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